Coast Guard encourages public to verify vessels for hire are properly licensed

Coast Guard encourages public to verify vessels for hire are properly licensed
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard is encouraging tourists in Chincoteague this summer to check that charter boat captains are licensed and operating a vessel inspected by the Coast Guard. Coast Guard personnel will continue to focus on enforcing federal regulations intended to ensure public safety. Coast Guard law enforcement boat crews will board vessels and cite charters that do not have licensed...

Coast Guard to Aggresively Target Illegal Charter Boats at 2009 Chincoteague Pony Swim

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Tourists attending the Chincoteague Pony Swim on July 29 should avoid chartering boats without licensed captains inspected by the Coast Guard.